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Arts & Sciences Minimum Requirements

Art

Education

  • Preferred: Ph.D. in Fine Arts
  • Minimum: Master of Fine Arts degree

Experience

  • Teaching: At least three college level courses

Biology

Education

  • Preferred: Ph.D. in Biological Sciences field
  • Minimum: Master's degree in Biological Sciences field

Experience

  • Teaching: recommended but not necessary if applicant has relevant work–related experience
  • Work: recommended but not necessary if applicant has one year teaching experience in the Biology area

Chemistry

Education

  • Preferred: Ph.D. in Chemistry, or Biology with minor in Chemistry
  • Minimum: Master's degree in Chemistry or related field

Experience

  • Teaching: recommended but not necessary if applicant has relevant work–related experience
  • Work: recommended but not necessary if applicant has one year teaching experience in the Chemistry area
  • Other: Good math background

Communication Arts

Education

  • Preferred: Ph.D. in Communication Arts Field
  • Minimum: Master of Arts or Master of Science degree in Communication Any Master's level degree if applicant has taken Communication courses at the graduate level.

Experience

  • Teaching: One year teaching experience is preferred, but will consider those who have experience in public speaking, workshops, professional presentations, and/or conference presentations.

Computer Graphic Design

Education

  • Preferred: Ph.D. in Graphic Design or Fine Arts
  • Minimum: Master's degree in Graphic Design or Fine Arts(and job experience)

Experience

  • Teaching: not necessary, but a bonus
  • Work: Required either freelance or in a company
  • Special Requirements: (example: licenses, certificates, etc.)
  • Software expertise for Graphic Design: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Quark
  • Software expertise for Web Design: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, HTML, Dreamweaver
  • Other: Knowledge of PC platform

Culture & Languages

Education

  • Preferred: Ph.D
  • Minimum: a Master of Arts degree

Experience

  • Teaching: 2 or more years of teaching
  • Other: Fluent in the language; some time spent in the target country

Economics

Education

  • Preferred: Ph.D. in Economics
  • Minimum: Master's degree in Economics

Experience

  • Teaching: Two or three years
  • Work: Business-related work experience
  • Special Considerations: (example: licenses, certificates, etc.) Prefer background in Austrian, free–market economic thought and theory

English

Education

  • Preferred: Ph.D. in English or Composition
  • Minimum: Master of Arts in English or Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing

Experience

  • Teaching: Prefer two years or more teaching experience (for a college, university, or community college)

English as a Second Language

Education

  • Preferred: Ph.D. in Second Language Acquisition, ESL, or Linguistics
  • Minimum: Completed or working on a Master's degree in Second Language Acquisition, ESL, Linguistics, or related fields

Experience

  • Teaching: At least two years of ESL teaching experience

Geography

Education

  • Preferred: Ph.D. in Geography or related field
  • Minimum: Master's degree in Geography or related field

Experience

  • Teaching: recommended but not necessary if applicant has relevant work-related experience
  • Work: recommended but not necessary if applicant has one year teaching experience in the Geography area

Geology

Education

  • Preferred: Ph.D. in Geology or related field
  • Minimum: Master's degree or Ph.D. in Geology or related field

Experience

  • Teaching: recommended but not necessary if applicant has work-related (relevant) experience in the Geology area
  • Work: recommended but not necessary if applicant has one year teaching experience in the Geology area

History

Education

  • Preferred: Ph.D.
  • Minimum: M.A. plus classes toward a Ph.D.

Experience

  • Teaching: At least three years of some teaching at the college level
  • Other: Primary work must be in American or European History

Master of Science in Human Services

Education

  • Preferred: Ph.D. in Psychology, Sociology or related Human Services field. Clinical emphasis
  • Minimum: Master's degree

Experience

  • Teaching: Experience is more critical
  • Work: Active learning is achieved well by working HS professionals
  • Special Requirements: (example: licenses, certificates, etc.)
  • Clinical licenses (LMHP, Social Work, Clinical Psychology, Chemical Dependency, etc.) are often indication of useful background.

Humanities

Education

  • Preferred: Ph.D.
  • Minimum: Master of Arts Degree

Experience

  • Teaching: Humanities

Leadership (accelerated)

Education

  • Preferred: Ph.D.
  • Minimum: Master of Arts Degree

Experience

  • Teaching: Leadership-related
  • Work: Leadership role
  • Special Requirements: (example: licenses, certificates, etc.) Online ability

Mathematics

Education

  • Preferred: Ph.D.
  • Minimum: Master Arts or Master Science degree in Mathematics

Experience

  • Teaching: three years teaching experience
  • Work: N/A

Organizational Communication (accelerated)

Education

  • Preferred: Ph.D. in Communication
  • Minimum: Master Arts or Master Science degree in Communication

Experience

  • Teaching: Five years teaching general Communication curriculum or related experience
  • Work: Three years managerial experience

Philosophy

Education

  • Preferred: Ph.D.
  • Minimum: Master of Arts Degree

Experience

  • Teaching: Philosophy

Physical Education/Sports Management Education
Physical Education based program, may include other areas (Exercise Science, Sports Management, Athletic Training)

Education

  • Preferred: Ph.D.
  • Minimum: Master's Degree

Experience

  • Teaching: Area of Health, Physical Education Recreation, Sports Management, Athletic Training
  • Work: Subject to review by the area chair
  • Special Requirements: (example: licenses, certificates, etc.) Subject to review by the area chair

Physics

Education

  • Preferred: Ph.D. in Physics or related field
  • Minimum: Master's degree or Ph.D. in Physics or related field

Experience

  • Teaching: recommended but not necessary if applicant has relevant work-related experience
  • Work: recommended but not necessary if applicant has one year teaching experience in the Physics area

Political Science

Education

  • Preferred: Ph.D.
  • Minimum: Master's Degree

Experience

  • Teaching: Political Science courses such as American Government & Politics, State & Local Government, U.S. Constitution, U.S. Presidency, Research Methods
  • Work: Working knowledge and experience in Word, Excel, Minitab, and Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) preferred

Psychology

Education

  • Preferred: Ph.D.
  • Minimum: Master's Degree

Experience

  • Teaching: Experience in application is often a good predictor
  • Work: Experience in application is often a good predictor
  • Special Requirements: (example: licenses, certificates, etc.) No, but can be indication of background that helps with active learning.

Signature Series

Education

  • Preferred: Ph.D. in philosophy, political science, economics, sociology, history, public administration, American studies, or literature and classical studies
  • Minimum: Master of Arts degree in above fields, plus think tank and related research, government or political service, or significant reports or research in the special requirements areas; or very special qualifications in one of these areas or special requirements fields.

Experience

  • Teaching: Preferred but not essential (see below).
  • Work: High–level research on governmental, policy or political matters; substantial published material in the special requirements areas; executive, legislative or judicial policy experience in government; or political journalism may substitute for teaching experience.
  • Special Requirements: (example: licenses, certificates, etc.) At least four completed graduate or upper–level undergraduate courses in any of the following areas: political, social, economic, intellectual or cultural philosophy; American government and politics; comparative government; American or European history or studies; economic history or theory; or political sociology; or through demonstrated high competency (such as through published material) in one or more of these areas.
  • Other: If literature is used to fulfill the Ph.D. major requirement, at least three graduate courses in substantive, chronological periods must be included in the major requirements.

Sociology

Education

  • Preferred: Ph.D.
  • Minimum: Master of Arts Degree

Experience

  • Teaching: Two-three years college level
  • Work: Research, Human Services

Women's Studies

Education

  • Preferred: Ph.D. in Women's Studies or related area (depending on course to be taught)
  • Minimum: Master's degree in Women's Studies or related area

Experience

  • Teaching: Minimum of two years teaching college level Women's Studies or related courses. Comfortable teaching interdisciplinary courses.
  • Work: If person doesn't have minimum teaching requirements, two years work experience in agencies dealing with women or gender issues.
  • Other: Person should be comfortable dealing with all aspects of gender related issues, as well as the multiple types of feminism.

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